Houston- Discovery Green was filled with many people who were attending the 2nd annual Black Heritage Festival. This festival was created by the nonprofit 501c3 tax-exempt organization, “The Foundation for Black Heritage and Culture.” This event was created to bring a diverse community together, and to inform people of the African and African- American culture and history. The festival featured many different exhibits, speakers, musicians, artist, craftspeople, and poets. People had an opportunity to learn and experience new things, as well as meet new people. This event was a fun filled day for adults and children.
In addition to, a lot of music filled the atmosphere from a variety of performers, including Grammy award winning singer Monica, who was this year’s headliner. Last year, people had the pleasure of listening to Mint Condition. One artist that also hit the stage at this year’s festival was Yung Lyric, who is known from the Lifetime reality TV show The Rap Game. “I feel great, and it’s a great experience to be here,” expressed Young Lyric.
This festival was very important to the community as many people from different cultures and backgrounds came together to celebrate black heritage. It is imperative that people are aware of African and African-American history because a lack of awareness about a particular culture can create division, hatred, and a lack of appreciation. If you didn’t get a chance to attend this event, be on the lookout for this festival in 2017.
Recap & Photos by: Chelsea Davis-Bibb, M.Ed.